• TheDMonline.com Staff Member?
  • Log In
Share |

Content about Oxford High School

August 23, 2012

After overcoming delays, construction on the new Oxford High School facility is set to begin Monday. The school board awarded Yates Construction the bid for $29.3 million this past Monday.

After overcoming delays, construction on the new Oxford High School facility is set to begin Monday. The school board awarded Yates Construction the bid for $29.3 million this past Monday.
The initial bids for the school came in about $7 million higher than expected, which resulted in a scaled-down design to fit the budget. This involved some of the buildings being moved around, including the library and some classrooms, but the new design is similar to the old one.

May 2, 2012

As of May 1, the Oxford School District has an overall student population of 3,723. The current blueprint of the high school is barely big enough to hold the number of students it has now. 

Though Oxford High School seems small, its population has been steadily increasing over the past few years. To accommodate this growth, the Oxford School District has proposed an expansion of schools, but progress has not been easy.

As of May 1, the Oxford School District has an overall student population of 3,723. The current blueprint of the high school is barely big enough to hold the number of students it has now. 

Moreover, with numbers growing rapidly, there is expected to be an overcapacity in the schools within the next four years.

March 8, 2012

Oxford High School’s test scores give it the highest rating possible while Lafayette High School rates in the third-highest category.  

 

Oxford High School’s test scores give it the highest rating possible while Lafayette High School rates in the third-highest category.  

OHS is ranked a Star school. Lafayette is ranked Successful.

Oxford School Board president Bella J. Chain said other schools in the district were ranked as high performing, which is the ranking between star and successful.

March 30, 2011

I saw Tuesday’s lead article, “Oxford High School Principal Faces Criticism in Wake of Intruder,” and wish to respond.

To the editor:
I saw Tuesday’s lead article, “Oxford High School Principal Faces Criticism in Wake of Intruder,” and wish to respond.

March 27, 2011

Waymon Russell, 40, and Justin Carol, 26, both of Collierville, Tenn., have been apprehended after a police chase that led to the lockdown of Oxford High School on Wednesday, March 23.

Waymon Russell, 40, and Justin Carol, 26, both of Collierville, Tenn., have been apprehended after a police chase that led to the lockdown of Oxford High School on Wednesday, March 23.

Both men have been charged with at least three counts of burglary with further charges pending. According to Oxford police chief Mike Martin, Carol and Russell have been linked to four burglaries in the Oxford area.  

March 23, 2011

UPDATE: OPD Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that the vehicle in the car accident was stolen out of Memphis, TN. OPD has apprehended one individual, who is in their custody.

OPD officials have no idea where the rumors of a shooting started, Martin said.

UPDATE: OPD Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that the vehicle in the car accident was stolen out of Memphis, TN. OPD has apprehended one individual, who is in their custody.

OPD officials have no idea where the rumors of a shooting started, Martin said.

 According to OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, there was no shooting. A car accident happened behind Oxford High School, and two individuals fled the scene. OHS and Bramlett Elementary were placed on lockdown for the protection of the students.

March 23, 2011

Some parents of Oxford High School students are pushing for stronger on-site security after a burglary suspect entered the school as he fled from police Wednesday.

Some parents of Oxford High School students are pushing for stronger on-site security after a burglary suspect entered the school as he fled from police Wednesday.

An Oxford police officer attempted to stop a stolen pickup truck carrying two burglary suspects on the Square at 12:35 p.m., but the vehicle fled eastbound on Jackson Avenue, according to police. The driver tried to escape the officer by driving off-road near Jackson Square Condominiums and crashed into a group of trees.

February 3, 2011

Oxford High School theater students will travel to Atlanta to perform “Antigone” at the Southeastern Theater Conference from March 2-6.

Oxford High School theater students will travel to Atlanta to perform “Antigone” at the Southeastern Theater Conference from March 2-6.

In 2010, they won the competition in Lexington, Ky. This is the second consecutive year they have advanced to this level.
The theater department has been working on an adaptation of “Antigone’s Greek Tragedy” since Nov. 15.

October 14, 2010

It’s official: Oxford High School is educating more students than it can hold.

 

It’s official: Oxford High School is educating more students than it can hold.

 

September 28, 2010

The Mississippi Department of Education has awarded Oxford High School with the title of Star School. 

 

The Mississippi Department of Education has awarded Oxford High School with the title of Star School. 

 

September 28, 2010

The Oxford High School Theatre Department has begun its 2010-2011 season.

 

The Oxford High School Theatre Department has begun its 2010-2011 season.